About the Program

The Spanish minor enables students to study a foreign language and the culture of the countries in which that language is spoken.

Minor Program Requirements (21 credit hours)

SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I (3 credits)
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II (3 credits)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

Required for Minor
SPA 301 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
SPA 302 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 credits)

  • Students who begin with SPA 101 must select one (1) course within any advanced study area.

  • Students who begin with SPA 102 or SPA 201 must select at least two (2) courses within one advanced study area.

  • Students who begin the minor with SPA 202 or higher must select two courses or more in any two advanced study areas for a total of 21 credits.

Areas of Advanced Study

Language and Linguistics
SPA 305 Spanish Phonetics (3 credits)
SPA 317 Business Spanish (3 credits)
SPA 405 Old Spanish (3 credits)
SPA 415 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
SPA 416 Advanced Conversation (3 credits)
SPA 421 Structure of Modern Spanish (3 credits)

Culture and Civilization
SPA 306 The Civilization of Spain (3 credits)
SPA 309 The Civilization of Latin America (3 credits)

Peninsular Literature
SPA 307 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3 credits)
SPA 308 Survey of Spanish Literature II (3 credits)

Spanish American Literature
SPA 310 Survey of Spanish American Literature I (3 credits)
SPA 311 Survey of Spanish American Literature II (3 credits)
And other 300 and 400 level courses including senior seminars.

Modern and Classical Languages

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730

languages@buffalostate.edu